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  • Anthony, K., Bay, L.K., Costanza, R., Firn, J., Gunn, J., Harrison, P., Heyward, A., Lundgren, P., Mead, D., Moore, T., Mumby, P.J., van Oppen, M.J.H., Robertson, J., Runge, M.C., et al., 2017, New interventions are needed to save coral reefs: Nature Ecology & Evolution, v. 1, p. 1420–1422. [https://doi.org/10.1038/s41559-017-0313-5]

  • Bosse, S.T., Flocks, J.G., Forde, A.S., 2017, Archive of digitized analog boomer seismic reflection data collected during U.S. Geological Survey cruise Acadiana 87-2 in the northern Gulf of Mexico, June 1987: U.S. Geological Survey Data Release. [https://doi.org/10.5066/F7F47MC2]

  • Demopoulos, A., McClain-Counts, J., Ross, S.W., Brooke, S., and Mienis, F., 2017, Food-web dynamics and isotopic niches in deep-sea communities residing in a submarine canyon and on the adjacent open slopes: Marine Ecology Progress Series, v. 578, p. 19–33. [https://doi.org/10.3354/meps12231]

  • DeWitt, N.T., Stalk, C.A., Fredericks, J.J., Flocks, J.G., Kelso, K.W., Farmer, A.S., Tuten, T.M., and Buster, N.A., 2017, Coastal bathymetry data collected in 2016 nearshore from West Ship Island to Horn Island, Gulf Islands National Seashore, Mississippi: U.S. Geological Survey Data Release. [https://doi.org/10.5066/F7B8571Q]

  • Douglas, S.D., Bernier, J.C. and Smith, K.E.L., 2017, Wetland-change data derived from Landsat imagery, Assateague Island to Metompkin Island, Maryland and Virginia, 1984 to 2015: U.S. Geological Survey Data Release. [https://doi.org/10.5066/F76T0KHH]

  • Douglas, S.H., 2017, DRASTIC and Attenuation Factor model results for Upper Floridan aquifer vulnerability to Bromacil and Ethylene Dibromide: U.S. Geological Survey Data Release. [https://doi.org/10.5066/F7S46QTV]

  • Durner, G.M., and Atwood, T.C., 2017, Polar bears and sea ice habitat change, in Andy Butterworth ed., Marine mammal welfare: Human induced change in the marine environment and its impacts on marine mammal welfare, Springer International Publishing, p. 419–443. [https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-46994-2]

  • Erikson, L.H., O'Neill, A.C., Barnard, P.L., Vitousek, S., Limber, P.W., 2017, Climate change-driven cliff and beach evolution at decadal to centennial time scales: proceedings Coastal Dynamics 2017. [https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/70191229]

  • Feaster, T.D., and Koenig, T.A., 2017, Field manual for identifying and preserving high-water mark data: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2017–1105, 80 p. [https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20171105]

  • Feher, L.C., Osland, M.J., Griffith, K.T., Grace, J.B., Howard, R.J., Stagg, C.L., Enwright, N.M., Krauss, K.W., Gabler, C.A., Day, R.H., and Rogers, K., 2017, Linear and nonlinear effects of temperature and precipitation on ecosystem properties in tidal saline wetlands: Ecosphere, v. 8. [https://doi.org/10.1002/ecs2.1956]

  • Feller, I.C., Friess, D.A., Krauss, K.W., and Lewis III, R.R., 2017, The state of the world’s mangroves in the 21st century under climate change: Hydrobiologia, v. 803, p. 1–12. [https://doi.org/10.1007/s10750-017-3331-z]

  • Flocks, J.G., DeWitt, N.T., and Stalk, C.A., 2017, Analysis of seafloor change around Dauphin Island, Alabama, 1987–2015: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2017–1112, 26 p. [https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20171112]

  • Foley, M.M., Bellmore, J., O’Connor, J.E., Duda, J., East, A.E., Grant, G.G., Anderson, C., Bountry, J.A., Collins, M.J., Connolly, P.J., Craig, L.S., Evans, J.E., Greene, S., Magilligan, F.J., et al., 2017, Dam removal—Listening in: Water Resources Research, v. 53, p. 5229–5246. [https://doi.org/10.1002/2017WR020457]

  • Foley, M.M., and Warrick, J., 2017, Ephemeral seafloor sedimentation during dam removal—Elwha River, Washington: Continental Shelf Research. [https://doi.org/10.1016/j.csr.2017.09.005]

  • Fredericks, Xan, Kranenburg, C.J., Nagle, D.B., and Doran, K.S., 2017, EAARL Coastal Topography—Eastern Louisiana Barrier Islands, 09 March 2008: U.S. Geological Survey Data Release. [https://doi.org/10.5066/F7M61HRQ]

  • Fujii, J.A., Ralls, K., and Tinker, M.T., 2017, Food abundance, prey morphology, and diet specialization influence individual sea otter tool use: Behavioral Ecology, v. 28, p. 1206–1216. [https://doi.org/10.1093/beheco/arx011]

  • Gibbs, A.E., and Richmond, B.M., 2017, National assessment of shoreline change—Summary statistics for updated vector shorelines and associated shoreline change data for the north coast of Alaska, U.S.-Canadian Border to Icy Cape: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2017–1107, 21 p. [https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20171107]

  • Hapke, C.J., Nelson, T.R., Henderson, R.E., Brenner, O.T., and Miselis, J.L., 2017, Morphologic evolution of the wilderness area breach at Fire Island, New York—2012–15: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2017–1116, 24 p. [https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20171116]

  • Hardy, M.W., Kranenburg, C.J., Doran, K.S., 2017, EAARL Coastal Topography—Texas, Post-Hurricane Rita, 2005: U.S. Geological Survey Data Release. [https://doi.org/10.5066/F7WD3ZFC]

  • Hardy, M.W., Kranenburg, C.J., Doran, K.S., 2017, EAARL Coastal Topography—Texas, Post-Hurricane Ike, 2008: U.S. Geological Survey Data Release. [https://doi.org/10.5066/F74X56N2]

  • Hartzell, S., Leeds, A.L., and Jibson, R.W., 2017, Seismic response of soft deposits due to landslide—The Mission Peak, California, landslide: Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, v. 107, p. 2008–2020. [https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/70191377]

  • Johnson, S.Y., Hartwell, S., Sorlien, C.C., Dartnell, P., and Ritchie, A.C., 2017, Shelf evolution along a transpressive transform margin, Santa Barbara Channel, California: Geosphere. [https://doi.org/10.1130/GES01387.1]

  • Kroeger, K.D., Crooks, S., Moseman-Valtierra, S., and Tang, J., 2017, Restoring tides to reduce methane emissions in impounded wetlands—A new and potent Blue Carbon climate change intervention: Scientific Reports, v. 7. [https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-017-12138-4]

  • Kuffner, I.B., Bartels, E., Stathakopoulos, A., Enochs, I.C., Kolodziej, G., Toth, L., and Manzello, D.P., 2017, Plasticity in skeletal characteristics of nursery-raised staghorn coral, Acropora cervicornis: Coral Reefs, v. 36, p. 679–684. [https://doi.org/10.1007/s00338-017-1560-2]

  • Major, J.J., East, A., O’connor, J., Grant, G.E., Wilcox, A.C., Magirl, C.S., Collins, M.J., and Tullos, D.D., 2017, Geomorphic responses to dam removal in the United States–a two-decade perspective, in Daizo Tsutsumi and Jonathan B. Laronne eds., Gravel bed rivers—Processes and disasters: Wiley, p. 355–383. [https://doi.org/10.1002/9781118971437.ch13]

  • Mickey, R.C., Dalyander, P.S., Long, J.W., and Flocks J., 2017, Wave scenario results of proposed sediment borrow pit 3 on the nearshore wave climate of Breton Island, LA: U.S. Geological Survey Data Release. [https://doi.org/10.5066/F7ZC81B1]

  • Morgan, K.L.M., 2017, Post-Hurricane Matthew coastal oblique aerial photographs collected from Port St. Lucie, Florida, to Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, October 13–15, 2016: U.S. Geological Survey Data Release. [https://doi.org/10.5066/F7154F67]

  • Oberle, F., Swarzenski, P., and Storlazzi, C., 2017, Atoll groundwater movement and its response to climatic and sea-level fluctuations: Water, v. 9. [https://doi.org/10.3390/w9090650]

  • Osland, M.J., Griffith, K.T., Larriviere, J.C., Feher, L.C., Cahoon, D.R., Enwright, N.M., Oster, D.A., Tirpak, J.M., Woodrey, M.S., Collini, R.C., Baustian, J.J., Breithaupt, J.L., Cherry, J.A., Conrad, J.R., et al., 2017, Assessing coastal wetland vulnerability to sea-level rise along the northern Gulf of Mexico coast—Gaps and opportunities for developing a coordinated regional sampling network: PLoS ONE, v. 12. [https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0183431]

  • Potouroglou, M., Bull, J.C., Krauss, K.W., Kennedy, H.A., Fusi, M., Daffonchio, D., Mangora, M.M., Githaiga, M.N., Diele, K., and Huxham, M., 2017, Measuring the role of seagrasses in regulating sediment surface elevation: Scientific Reports, v. 7. [https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-017-12354-y]

  • Riedel, M., and Collett, T.S., 2017, Observed correlation between the depth to base and top of gas hydrate occurrence from review of global drilling data: Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, v. 18, p. 2543–2561. [https://doi.org/10.1002/2017GC006805]

  • Rooper, C., Stone, R.P., Etnoyer, P., Conrath, C., Reynolds, J., Greene, H.G., Williams, B., Salgado, E., Morrison, C., Waller, R.G., and Demopoulos, A., 2017, Deep-sea coral research and technology program—Alaska deep-sea coral and sponge initiative final report: NOAA Technical Memorandum Report NMFS-OHC-2, 80 p. [https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/70190750]

  • Schraga, T., and Cloern, J.E., 2017, Water quality measurements in San Francisco Bay by the U.S. Geological Survey, 1969–2015: Scientific Data, v. 4. [https://doi.org/10.1038/sdata.2017.98]

  • Schwab, W.C., Baldwin, W.E., Warner, J.C., List, J., Denny, J.F., Liste Munoz, M., and Safak, I., 2017, Change in morphology and modern sediment thickness on the inner continental shelf offshore of Fire Island, New York between 2011 and 2014—Analysis of hurricane impact: Marine Geology, v. 391, p. 48–64. [https://doi.org/10.1016/j.margeo.2017.07.010]

  • Smith, K.E.L, Terrano, J.F., 2017, Shoreline change analysis of coastal and estuarine shorelines in Barnegat and Great Bays, NJ—1839 to 2012: U.S. Geological Survey Data Release. [https://doi.org/10.5066/F75X275C]

  • Sturdivant, E., Lentz, E., Thieler, E.R., Farris, A., Weber, K., Remsen, D.P., Miner, S., and Henderson, R., 2017, UAS-SfM for coastal research—Geomorphic feature extraction and land cover classification from high-resolution elevation and optical imagery: Remote Sensing, v. 9, p. 1–20. [https://doi.org/10.3390/rs9101020]

  • Sweet, W., Kopp, R.E., Weaver, C.P., Obeysekera, J., Horton, R.M., Thieler, E.R., and Zervas, C., 2017, Global and regional sea level rise scenarios for the United States: Report NOS CO-OPS 083, 75 p. [https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/70190256]

  • Szymczycha, B., Kroeger, K.D., Crusius, J., and Bratton, J.F., 2017, Depth of the vadose zone controls aquifer biogeochemical conditions and extent of anthropogenic nitrogen removal: Water Research, v. 123, p. 794–801. [https://doi.org/10.1016/j.watres.2017.06.048]

  • Tiling-Range, G., 2017, Using fossilized charcoal to corroborate the Everglades fire history geodatabase: U.S. Geological Survey Data Release. [https://doi.org/10.5066/F7VM49G3]

  • Tinker, M.T., and Hatfield, B.B., 2017, California sea otter (Enhydra lutris nereis) census results, Spring 2017:  U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 1067, 18 p. [https://doi.org/10.3133/ds1067]

  • Toth, L.T., Cheng, H., Edwards, R.L., Ashe, E., and Richey, J.N., 2017, Local radiocarbon reservoir age (ΔR) variability from the nearshore and open-ocean environments of the Florida Keys reef tract during the Holocene and associated U-series and radiocarbon data: U.S. Geological Survey Data Release. [https://doi.org/10.5066/F7P8492Q]

  • Toth, L.T., Cheng, H., Edwards, R.L., Ashe, E., and Richey, J.N., 2017, Millennial-scale variability in the local radiocarbon reservoir age of south Florida during the Holocene: Quaternary Geochronology, v. 42, p. 130–143. [https://doi.org/10.1016/j.quageo.2017.07.005]

  • Torres-Garcia, L.M., Zawada, D., and Smiley, N., 2017, Ocean currents and pressure time series at the Upper Florida Keys—Crocker Reef, FL: U.S. Geological Survey Data Release. [https://doi.org/10.5066/F7VD6XBF]

  • Winder, M., Carstensen, J., Galloway, A.W.E., Jakobsen, H.H., and Cloern, J.E., 2017, The land-sea interface—A source of high-quality phytoplankton to support secondary production: Limnology and Oceanography. [https://doi.org/10.1002/lno.10650]

  • Wilson, K.E., Hapke, C.J., Henderson R.E., Lentz E.E., Miselis, J.L., Weppler, P.M., 2017, Post-Hurricane Sandy beach profile survey—Fire Island Inlet to Moriches Inlet 2013: U.S. Geological Survey Data Release. [https://doi.org/10.5066/F7XK8CSR]

  • Yates, K.K., Moore, C.S., and Goldstein, N.H., 2017, Time series of carbonate system parameters in Tampa Bay, Florida, USA: U.S. Geological Survey Data Release. [https://doi.org/10.5066/F77H1GTW]

  • Zeigler, S., Thieler, E.R., Gutierrez, B., Plant, N.G., Hines, M.K., Fraser, J.D., Catlin, D.H., and Karpanty, S.M., 2017, Smartphone technologies and Bayesian networks to assess shorebird habitat selection: Wildlife Society Bulletin. [https://doi.org/10.1002/wsb.820]


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New Report Synthesizes U.S. Dam-Removal Studies

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